Distinctive Features
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Some of the distinctive features of this university are:


  • Free education for all students
  • Merit-based open admissions policy for all irrespective of income, religion or region

Residential Character

  • Compulsory residential character enabling translation of lessons learnt into practical skills through experiential learning
  • Spiritual ambience in an environment of discipline and love
  • Teaching faculty, research scholars and students residing in the hostel
  • Cultivation of the spirit of self-reliance, brotherhood and sacrifice through mentoring and personal example


  • Curriculum rooted in Indian culture and universal brotherhood
  • Awareness Programmes and Moral Classes reinforcing human values
  • Integrated five-year programmes combining Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies for a systematic and graduated learning process
  • Professional programmes in Management, Technology and Education
  • Research with social relevance
  • Favourable teacher-student ratio


  • Campuses set in peaceful surroundings
  • Spacious, elegant and aesthetically designed buildings
  • Well equipped, modern science laboratories and Instrumentation centres
  • Libraries across campuses with over 1,60,000 volumes
  • Computer centres with ultra-high speed broadband internet connectivity
  • Well-equipped Multimedia learning centres
  • International Centre for Sports and a cricket stadium

Integral Education

  • Life lessons learnt through the inspiration and message of the Revered Founder Chancellor, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  • Application of what is learned in daily life
  • Integrating human values with secular knowledge
  • Equal emphasis on curricular and co-curricular activities
  • Inculcating the spirit of self-reliance and service to society
  • Synthesis of science and spirituality for societal benefit
The concept of integral education that SSSIHL imparts is willingly pursued by all teachers, staff and students.
In this university the medium of instruction is discipline. The first, second and third languages are love, service and sadhana (spiritual discipline).
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
© Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Vidyagiri, Prasanthi Nilayam - 515 134, India.